Israelis in London Term Report of Eshkol Plan to Seek Mideast Settlement As ‘nonsense’

Israeli sources here described as “absolute and utter nonsense” a report in the Sunday Observer that Prime Minister Eshkol is coming here to discuss terms for a Middle East settlement that will embrace all questions at issue with the Arabs including the future status of Jerusalem. Mr. Eshkol is due here later this week for meetings with Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Foreign Secretary George Brown, on his way home from the U.S.A. and Canada.

British sources said today that no agenda was fixed for Mr. Eshkol’s talks with the British lenders. They said that no specific questions have been mentioned in connection with the forthcoming meeting, and that they had no information that Israel was prepared to discuss the future of Jerusalem.

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